Last Dune

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
July 18, 2015 (Finished 2016)
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm)

Collection of Little St. Simons Island

On the island’s north end, the active beachfront has moved east and north, stranding formerly active dunes and estuaries, and allowing them to be colonized by pioneering plants. It is a spectacular stage setting for views across the southernmost branch of the Altamaha River, a subject I’ve painted about a dozen times. For Last Dune I worked quickly on site to record the fast-changing colors of the July evening, but added more definition and detail when I completed the painting in my studio the following January.

Last Dune hangs in LSSI’s Helen House, guest room 1.

The location of the viewpoint is about 200 yards north of the end of the road to Sancho Panza Beach. Locate in Google Maps (31.29111, -81.28337).